Bluetick Coonhounds are fast, compact dogs who excel at nighttime hunting. They were named after the ticking pattern and color of their coat, and their large, round eyes are typically dark brown.
The low-set ears are thin and tapered, and their tail is high and also tapered.
The short, coarse coat appears glossy and comes in colors of blue ticked and blue ticked with tan. Some Bluetick Coonhounds also have black spot markings.
This intelligent hunting dog can be a good companion and can serve a variety of purposes with proper training. It can act as a guard dog and it can become an excellent companion in hiking. This friendly dog can trouble its breedersometimesas it has a strong instinct of following its nose.
According to the American Bluetick Coonhound Association, the genesis of Bluetick Coonhounds began when General George Washington received 5 French hounds from the Marquis de Lafayette.
- It is hard to control them if they found any scent interesting. They will search for the source ignoring the commands of the breeder or owner.
- With proper training, it can be an excellent family dog and follows the commands of all the family members.
- If you have other pets like birds, cats etc., think twice before opting for this breed.
- This is not suitable for apartment culture as they always howl and bark loudly.
Blueticks are smart and devoted. Wary of strangers, these dogs require training and socialization. If properly trained, they can get along well with children and are not aggressive with other dogs.
If their energy is not released properly, these dogs will develop behavioral issues. Their loud barking can be a problem if you are looking for a silent pet. Breeder needs to be consistent and confident to get the best performance from it. Unlike several other breeds, there is no need to take special care for this breed. Even devoting one to two hours per day is more than enough but one need to treat it correctly or else behavioral problems may develop.
They are intelligent and their hunting instinct can be seen in the activities they are doing. If properly trained, they can become excellent family pets.
Blueticks are typically inactive indoors, so living in apartments isn’t in their best interests. If you have a yard, make sure it’s fenced — to protect both your Bluetick and other animals. Room to run would be even better.
Blueticks are generally healthy. Here are just a few potential problems: